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Orange Park, FL
Member (Feb 2007)
4 comments posted

  6 years ago   (3/17/09 1:44 pm)   
I think the change in distance for 3 pointers needs to be considered before assuming this is a low scoring field or any other stat that involves scoring. From the statistics that I saw the 3pt FG% is down at least 1% point. I have not seen any stat on whether or not teams are attempting less 3 pointers. This has to be considered before opining on this year's field.


Spring, TX
Member (Mar 2007)
13 comments posted

  6 years ago   (3/17/09 12:03 pm)   
You would think, but at the same time you would have to favor teams like Memphis. I can see it going both ways. I would say good defensive clubs would fare well in a tournament like this one.

Interested to hear what Pete thinks.


Rockville, MD
Member (Mar 2007)
12 comments posted

  6 years ago   (3/17/09 11:01 am)   
In a year with low scoring averages and margins, should we favor the higher scoring teams and higher win margin teams even more?

Pete Tiernan
Ann Arbor, MI
Editor (Nov 2006)
567 comments posted

  Posted: 6 years ago   (3/17/09 8:53 am)   
Edited:  3 years ago   (8/27/11 1:37 am)
2009 tourney field:

The 2009 tourney field is unique from the other 24 dances of the 64- team era in many ways. Here are just a few:

- Second most tourney- tested coaches (6.31 trips) to 1999 (6.50 trips)
- Second coldest field heading into the tourney (7.09 wins in last ten) to 1985 (7.03)
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